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Csaba Truckai, James A Baker, Bruno Strul, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical jaw structure for controlled energy delivery. Surgrx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Joel Harris, August 16, 2005: US06929644 (618 worldwide citation)

A working end of a surgical instrument that carries first and second jaws for delivering energy to tissue. In a preferred embodiment, at least one jaw of the working end defines a tissue-engagement plane that contacts the targeted tissue. The cross-section of the engagement plane reveals that it def ...


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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck, Bruno Strul: Surgical system for applying ultrasonic energy to tissue. SURGRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 10, 2004: US06773409 (563 worldwide citation)

A surgical system for controlled application of ultrasound energy to engaged tissue volumes for creating effective biological welds or seals in tissue. The invention provides an ultrasound transmission assembly including piezoelectric elements coupled to an elongate waveguide that is reciprocatable ...


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Stuart D Edwards, James Baker, Bruno Strul, Ronald G Lax: RF treatment apparatus. ZoMed International, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, February 4, 1997: US05599345 (538 worldwide citation)

An RF treatment apparatus includes a catheter with a catheter lumen. A removable needle electrode is positioned in the catheter lumen in a fixed relationship to the catheter. The needle electrode includes a needle lumen and a needle electrode distal end. A removable introducer is slidably positioned ...


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Bruno Strul: Method and system for heating tissue with a bipolar instrument. Perfect Surgical Techniques, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 27, 2004: US06682527 (535 worldwide citation)

Methods for heating tissue completely, thoroughly, and uniformly comprise delivering radio frequency energy through a bipolar surgical instrument having first and second jaws with first and second electrode members within the treatment region. Tissue is grasped between the first and second jaws of t ...


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Bruno Strul, Kevin C Ladd: Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of tissue. Medtronic Cardiorhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 30, 1996: US05540681 (518 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering radiofrequency energy to ablate tissue comprises a radiofrequency generator and an intravascular catheter. The catheter includes both a radiofrequency ablation electrode and a temperature sensor within its distal end. Delivery of power to the ablation electrode may then be co ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Kee S Lee, James Baker, Bruno Strul: Thin layer ablation apparatus. Vidacare, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, September 24, 1996: US05558672 (461 worldwide citation)

An ablation apparatus has an expandable member that is inserted into an organ of a body and ablates all or a selected portion of the inner layer of the organ. Electrolytic solution fills the expandable member, and the expandable member includes a plurality of apertures from which electrolytic soluti ...


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Bruno Strul: Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 12, 1996: US05573533 (432 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering radiofrequency energy to ablate cardiac tissue comprises a radiofrequency generator and an intravascular catheter. The catheter includes both a radiofrequency ablation electrode and a temperature sensor within its distal end. Delivery of power to the ablation electrode may th ...


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Bruno Strul, Csaba Truckai, Russel Mahlon Sampson, Mark Leo Kane: Radio-frequency generator for powering an ablation device. Novacept, Stallman & Pollock, January 21, 2003: US06508815 (380 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for use in performing ablation of organs and other tissues includes a radio frequency generator which provides a radio frequency signal to ablation electrodes. The power level of the radio frequency signal is determined based on the subject area of ablation. The radio frequen ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Hugh R Sharkey, Ingemar H Lundquist, Ronald G Lax, Bruno Strul, Roger A Stern: Dual channel RF delivery system. Vidamed, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, January 16, 1996: US05484400 (377 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for delivering controlled heat independently on separate channels to perform ablation to treat benign prosthetic hypertrophy or hyperplasia (BPH). The dual channel power system provides independent control of radio frequency energy to each of two stylets protruding from a c ...


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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck, Bruno Strul: Electrosurgical instrument. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 13, 2007: US07189233 (307 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the invention includes an electrosurgical jaw structure that carries cooperating PTC bodies in both series and parallel circuit components for controlled RF energy application to engaged tissue to effectively weld tissue.